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Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS

98.4% Patient Satisfaction based on 53 ratings

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About Kara Pennington:

Kara aims to meet each patient’s individual needs whether it’s with filler, Botox, or a laser treatment.

In her last year of PA school, Kara choose to do her elective clinical internship in plastic surgery/aesthetics and instantly found her calling.

She loves educating her patients about the natural aging process and guiding them to the appropriate treatment plan that fits their unique needs. Whether you are getting ready to get married, preparing as a mother of the bride or just want to look more rejuvenated, Kara can customize a plan to achieve your goals. When she’s not helping out patients at LJCSC, Kara can be found outdoors with her French poodle, Pierre. She enjoys hiking, running, and swimming in the ocean.

Services offered by Kara:

  • Neurotoxins (also called neuromodulators): BOTOX®, Dysport®, Xeomin®
  • Dermal Fillers: Juvéderm®, VOLUMA®, VOLBELLA®, VOLLURE®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft, and Restylane Defyne
  • Kybella® double chin reduction
  • NovaThreads thread lift
  • Non-surgical body lifting and tightening
  • Customized skincare & treatment plans

Contact This Provider

9850 Genesee Ave, Suite #380 La Jolla, CA 92037

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Kara Pennington, PA-C, MMS Reviews (41)


Kara and her assistant Amy were really great, they were very professional but also very personable and friendly.

Nova Thread

Because Kara did a great job and admin was accommodating in meeting me in the middle when we realized the quote I received before arriving wasn't accurate. I drive from LA so it would have been a wasted trip.

Restylane Lyft®

Kara was informative, took her time and delivered the results I was looking for. My tear trophs are perfect now! I also received Botox with Julia who is amazing. This staff is great. The entire med spa made me feel comfortable about receiving treatment during this pandemic. They went above and beyond to ensure patient safety. My results are better than I expected!

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is a perfectionist and takes meticulous steps to give me the right amount of injectables. She looks carefully before placing. And she is very honest! [Single best thing is...] Results were excellent!


The COVID procedures in place made me feel safe during my appointment. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I initially went in for CoolSculpting, however, Kara outlined a treatment plan that she felt would be better for me. She was very knowledgeable and I felt like she addressed my concerns in a very professional manner. [Single best thing is...] I've been wanting to do something about my double chin for years and I'm excited that I finally decided to do it. The whole team made me feel secure with my decision and calmed any anxiety I had about the procedure.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Atmosphere was so inviting and comfortable. From the minute I walked in my nerves were put to ease by Kara and the entire staff. This was my first time getting anything like this done and it was the most pleasant experience. One I look back on and I am so thankful I got to experience this way for my first time having a cosmetic treatment done. From the professional cleanliness procedures to the overall kindness and comfort, I made the right decision coming here. And my results are perfection! True work of art. Thank you. [Single best thing is...] Being comfortable. I always heard that you don't have to be in pain having facial fillers done and this is most definitely the case here.


Kara and the staff were so gentle and so knowledgeable. She took a lot of time with me which made me feel special.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

This is my third visit with Kara. As you can see I am quite satisfied with her technique and her professionalism. Kara has a lot of confidence and knowledge for any concerns that I might have. I just love her sweet personality she always makes me feel welcomed. Which is a very Important to me. [Single best thing is...] I can show her where my weak spots are on my forehead and she has the ability to place the product where it is needed.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is an amazing practitioner and I'd always a pleasure to see. I come to your location solely for her! [Single best thing is...] Treatment was quick and easy.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is a great listener and provides options that are personalized to my desired outcomes and not to mention, she has a wonderful bedside manner. [Single best thing is...] Very comfortable and nearly no pain.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is not only excellent at what she does, but she customizes it to your needs. She is a great listener and is very gentle. She is the only person I will go to for cosmetic treatment. [Single best thing is...] It looks natural and fixed my concern.


l felt comfortable with the explanation of the product, how it would be injected and what the likely end result would be. [Single best thing is...] I could see almost immediate results.


Kara was so amazing! She made me feel comfortable and at ease. She told me she wanted to give me the advice she would give to her best friend or sister or mom and I loved that! Made me feel like I could really trust her honest opinion. She took time to explain details of why the area I was having issues with was like that. I loved speaking with her!

Virtual Visit / Telemedicine

Friendliness, professionalism, and comfort of being told about the procedure and making me feel less anxious about it.


Kara is amazing! She really cares about her patients and has a calming demeanor that, for a girl who hates needles, makes a huge difference. Not only that but she is a true artist with what she does and I've never experienced such minimal (sometimes no) swelling after a procedure than with Kara. I can trust her guidance and really feel like she is always thinking in my best interest. So glad she is a part of your team! [Single best thing is...] My lips were exactly the way I hoped, not overdone and barely swollen the next day. It was a great experience.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara is amazing at explaining and suggesting treatments that help feel and look wonderful! And she is the best at placement of products! [Single best thing is...] Kara and her knowledge. She is very personable.


This was my first time getting any sort of fillers and Kara made me feel so comfortable and really took everything I was saying into consideration. She told me she didn't want to use the whole syringe just so I wouldn't feel overwhelmed and I appreciated that because at first I really did think I wanted it all at once but I'm glad she decided to take it a little bit at a time. I am going back to get the rest of the syringe put in and I'm so excited to go back! She made them look so naturally full the first time. I would absolute recommend her to anyone/everyone! [Single best thing is...] These fillers have definitely made me feel so much more confident in myself, and I absolutely love how natural and full they look.


Kara is great. Very talented! [Single best thing is...] Looks natural.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

She was friendly and knowledgeable.

BOTOX® Cosmetic

Kara was great, always so patient with me and answers all my questions. [Single best thing is...] Natural looking results.